posted on Jun, 3 2006 @ 06:28 PM
Sad to say, Metallicabrainz, but this idea of using "democracy" to pump up the voters is nothing new. Ronald Reagan's campaigned bragged about
using the "illusion" of democracy.
I have always loved the prescience of the 1976 movie Network. When everyone was talking about the character screaming he's mad as hell, there was a
quieter, equally important scene where the character is being explained how things really are
" There is no America; there is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations
of the world today."Let us update the list with Halliburton, Bechtel, etal. Trade over patriotism.
Nixon did not "open" up China, Shell Oil did.
In the 1950's "Yankee go home" was scrawled on walls of Latin America. Today, ied's explode in Iraq. Don't worry, Metallicabrainz, we'll export
the best government money can buy.
"...its going to end on your watch.”--these soldiers will have 20+ years in the military. That must be the projection of how long we'll be over
there. When he said pre-war we'ld be over there long enough to get the job done and not one day more, that "one day more" is decades, not months in
[edit on 3-6-2006 by desert]